14 Best Bow Quivers In 2022 (Compound-Recurve-Hunting-Hip)

Choosing the best bow quiver for you can be easier said than done, there are multiple different types, not to mention all the different features you have to consider.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite 14 quivers, covering everything from bow-mounted quivers for hunting to hip quivers for hitting the range.

Each one is great for its own unique reasons, so read through the reviews to determine which will suit you best.

As an added bonus, we've created a quiver buying guide as well to give you insight into what you should look for when choosing the right quiver for you.

Best Bow Quiver At A Glance

Best Bow Quiver Reviews

1. Trophy Ridge Hex Light 5 Arrow Quiver in Realtree Edge - Best Overall 

Trophy Ridge Light Quiver

We absolutely love this quiver. From the camo finish that not only hides the glint of your broadheads but keeps them hidden to the LED lights that help you hunt the twilight hours when deer are most active, this quiver from Trophy Ridge has a ton of great features at an impressive value.

Additionally, it fits five arrows. Attachment is adjustable to work with your bow and accessories. The honeycomb hood protects broadheads without weighing down the quiver so you shoot comfortably and accurately.

What We Like

  • Camo finish
  • LED illumination
  • Holds 5 arrows
  • Adjustable installation
  • Lightweight honeycomb hood
  • Great value

What We Don't Like

  • Fixed broadheads are a tight fit

Here's a great video showing you all of the features of this awesome bow quiver:


2. Tight Spot 5-Arrow Bow Quiver Polymer - Editor’s Choice

Tightspot Arrow Quiver

The first thing we noticed about this Tight Spot quiver is just how lightweight it is. You can kind of tell from the minimalist design, but the impressive 10 ounces will still shock you the first time you put it on a bow.

Another nice feature is the space for five arrows, an additional slot over most quivers, with the hood to protect your broadheads from the elements. For these reasons, we like it for deep backwoods hunting or multi-day trips.

Our main complaint with this model would be that its bare-bones design can sometimes vibrate, which is not ideal. Still, this is luckily minimized by its ability to serve as a stabilizer, increasing your accuracy and helping with overall vibration in the bow itself.

What We Like

  • One handed removal
  • Holds five arrows
  • Excellent protection for broadheads
  • Acts as a stabilizer

What We Don't Like

  • May vibrate

3. Mathews 4 Arrow HD Quiver - Best Compound Bow Quiver

Mathews HD Quiver

Mathews is a trusted brand for archery accessories, and they live up to their name with this quiver. Primarily, we like the stable attachment which makes it ideal for compound bows because it gives you versatility in how you install it.

It is very easy to take it off the bow and put it back on, which is perfect for those hunters that like to remove the quiver and hang it in the tree when hunting from a tree stand.

It’s also lightweight and quiet. The only real downside is the lack of instructions, which we feel would help you take advantage of the quality design. The good news is that you can find plenty of videos on YouTube to help you install and use the Mathews quiver.

What We Like

  • Strong stable attachment
  • Integrates easily with compound bows
  • Versatile installation
  • Quiet
  • Lightweight
  • Quick-detach system

What We Don't Like

  • No instructions included

4. TightSpot Quiver Rise 5 Arrow - Best Bow Quiver For Hunting

Tightspot Quiver

We recommend this quiver for serious bowhunting for a couple reasons. First, it has a range of camo options to choose from. This means you can easily match it to your terrain, leaving no detail to change when harvesting your quarry.

Additionally, the orientation of the quiver acts as a stabilizer. This gives you better accuracy and cuts down on extra noise. Plus, the quiver itself is quiet thanks to carbon rods designed to absorb vibration. This silence is essential when bowhunting because noise will reach the quarry before the arrow, meaning it could "jump the string" and prevent the shot from being fatal.

What We Like

  • 4 camo finish options
  • Holds 5 arrows
  • Very quiet
  • Doubles as a stabilizer
  • vibration absorbing design

What We Don't Like

  • More expensive option

5. Trophy Ridge 5 Spot Arrow Quiver - Best Bow Quiver For The Money

Trophy Ridge Spot Arrow Quiver

You want to devote the bulk of your archery budget to a quality, powerful bow, right? Accessories shouldn’t be eating up cash. That’s what makes the Trophy Ridge 5 Spot quiver a great option. It’s hard to find a better price point.

To an extent, you do get what you pay for, the attachment locks specifically being less durable than some other models. However, you still get top-shelf silence and light weight in addition to really easy and flexible attachment.

What We Like

  • Great low price
  • Holds 5 arrows
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Easy installation

What We Don't Like

  • Flimsy construction

Selway Slide Recurve bow quiver

If you like to use recurve bows, whether for hunting or just target shooting, this Selway quiver is both effective and stylish. A slide-on model, installation couldn’t be easier. Plus, it fits most recurve models and even some longbow models. 

Our favorite aspect of the slide-on design is that you can adjust both its positioning and length. This way you can adapt to your arrows and situation. This is especially important because the foam isn’t the most fluid and can make it difficult to pull out the arrows. 

This isn’t a big deal for target shooting but can be a problem for hunting. Luckily, by adjusting the length so that the broadheads don’t enter the foam too deeply, you can minimize this.

What We Like

  • Stylish design
  • Fits most recurves
  • Adjustable position and length
  • Holds up to 6 arrows

What We Don't Like

  • Broadheads can get caught in foam

Elevation Nerve Field Quiver

Hip quivers are ideal for the offseason when you’re practicing on the range because, one, they allow for easier access to your arrows, and two, you can get a better feel for your bow without accessories. Specifically, the Elevation hip quiver is designed for field tips, so you can’t use broadheads in it.

Altogether, it’s just a really simple, well-made product designed with diamond locked fabric that will tough it out day after day, season after season. It has a buckle release so putting it on and taking it off is a matter of milliseconds. And we really like that it has a pouch and various pockets for things like your bow release, finger tabs, whatever else you might want to bring to the range.

What We Like

  • Tough diamond-locked fabric
  • Buckle release
  • Pouch and pockets for accessories

What We Don't Like

  • Holds field tips only

8. Easton Deluxe Takedown Hip Quiver with Belt - Best Hip Quiver Runner Up

Easton Elite Takedown Quiver with belt

When it comes to hip quivers, this Easton model gives the Elevation Nerve a run for its money. Where it primarily loses out to the Nerve is attachment. You actually have to figure out how to attach it to your belt yourself, and it doesn’t have the convenient buckle release.

Nevertheless, we actually like the pockets and storage capabilities of the Easton Deluxe a little more. It comes with arrow dividers as well, which makes getting the arrows out during target practice that much easier. The fabric is also super tough.

What We Like

  • Lots of pockets and organization
  • Arrow dividers
  • Durable high-denier fabric

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult attachment
  • No broadheads

9. Mathews 6 Arrow HD Quiver - Best 6 Arrow Quiver

Mathews 6 Arrow Quiver

If you need to carry a lot of arrows, look no further. That could mean you go on long hunting trips or maybe in groups where you’re the person in charge of carrying all the arrows. Whatever your reason, this Mathews model has room for six, more than plenty.

We are also a big fan of the foam insert which, of course, protects your broadheads, but more importantly keeps them stable and prevents excessive vibration and noise, extra important when you have six arrows in there. On top of that, it has harmonic dampening to reduce noise even more, making it a good choice for hunters.

Like other Mathews models, attachment is solid, stable and convenient as well. I just wish it had more instructions. Again, we can turn to good ole YouTube

What We Like

  • Holds 6 arrows
  • Protective foam insert
  • Harmonic dampening
  • Stable attachment
  • Easy on/off

What We Don't Like

  • Pricey

10. Kwikee Kwiver Kompound 6 Arrow Bow Quiver - Best Budget 6 Arrow Quiver

Kwikee Kwiver Kompound 6 arrow quiver

What earned this quiver a spot on the list was the fact despite having capacity for six arrows, it’s still one of the lightest quivers out there at 8.7 ounces. Oh, and it has a great price, too.

Our main complaint would be the stability of the single ultra-lock screw, but it’s still relatively quiet with minimal vibration. This, in combination with the optional camo finish, make it a good choice for bowhunting as well as target practice. Plus, the ultra-lock screw makes installation easily and versatile.

What We Like

  • Holds 6 arrows
  • Lightweight
  • Budget price
  • Optional camo finish
  • Easy-to-use ultra-lock screw

What We Don't Like

  • Less stable attachment

11. Apex Gear Reactor LTE 5 Arrow Quiver - Best 5 Arrow Bow Quiver For the money

Apex Reactor Quiver

Here’s another great budget option, specifically if you’re looking for five-arrow capacity. It comes in both black or camo, whatever you prefer, but we suggest the camo, the inside of the hood is a strong, contrasting red which catches the eye and helps you remove and load the arrows faster.

Like most budget models, the main problem is the locking mechanism. It works fine and makes installation easy, but can sometimes vibrate a little more depending on how you situate it on your bow. Luckily, you can position it just how you need it since it’s so lightweight.

Oh, and as an added bonus, it features a thumb tab gripper. Obviously you’re not going to wear your thumb tab out to your tree stand, but nothing is worse than getting there and finding you forgot to put it in your pack. This way, you just attach it to your bow.

What We Like

  • Budget price
  • Holds 5 arrows
  • Camo finish with red inner hood
  • Lightweight
  • Thumb tab gripper

What We Don't Like

  • Shaky locking mechanism

12. Kwikee Kwiver 4 Arrow Quiver - Best 4 Arrow Bow Quiver For the money

Kwickie Kwiver 4 arroe quiver

The Kwikee four-arrow quiver stands out for its value. This is especially true if you like hard-shell quivers, this one providing protection and stability with polymer construction from top to bottom. Furthermore, that hard shell comes in an advanced camo finish that will blend into most environments.

This quiver also has a quick-detach system that lets you remove it easily, including while you’re hunting. This could be a good idea if you’re used to shooting with just the bow but want the convenience of carrying your arrows on an attached quiver. Just pop it off once you get to the tree stand. Just keep in mind that frequent removal can wear down the mechanism.

What We Like

  • Great value
  • Protective polymer construction
  • Camo finish
  • Quick-detach system
  • Lightweight

What We Don't Like

  • Quick-detach system wears down quickly

13. CBE Tactic 5 Quiver - Best Economic Bow Quiver

CBE Tactic Quiver

If saving money is your biggest concern when looking for a quiver, we strongly recommend the CBE Tactic. It comes at a great low price, but still has enough quality features to serve hunting and target shooting purposes.

For instance, while not the lightest on the list, it’s still a manageable 14 ounces. It easily mounts directly to the CBE Tactic Bow Sight with a cam locking lever that also allows for one-handed removal. It’s then vertically adjustable, so you can get the weight distribution just right to take that perfect shot.

What We Like

  • Economical price
  • Camlocking lever
  • One-handed removal
  • Vertically adjustable

What We Don't Like

  • May vibrate

Truglo Arrow Quiver

And finally, if you’re just looking for the absolute cheapest quiver you can find, here you go. It’s actually not a bad model. It mostly saves costs by being a little less durable than other models and fitting a smaller range of arrows, only those with .229-inch diameter and larger, though it does fit both fixed blade and mechanical broadheads.

However, it does come with a camlock for easy attachment. It’s also insanely lightweight at less than seven ounces. That makes it easy to carry your bow, but more importantly, it doesn’t throw off your balance when you take a shot.

What We Like

  • Very inexpensive
  • Camlock attachment
  • Very lightweight

What We Don't Like

  • Less durable
  • Doesn’t fit all arrows

Types Of Quivers

Bow Mounted Quivers

Bow Mounted Quiver

Bow-mounted quivers are those that you can attach directly to your bow. Manufacturers use a wide variety of methods to facilitate this attachment, from fixed bolts to camlocks to slides. 

Most bow mounted quivers attach directly to the riser, but some are made to attach to your bow sight.

The vast majority of bow-mounted quivers attach parallel to the bow itself, with the arrows running in the same direction as the bowstring. However, you will sometimes see those that are oriented perpendicular. The problem with these is that they change the weight distribution of the bow more dramatically, but you can actually take advantage of this and use the quiver as a stabilizer.

Most bow-mounted quivers have the same fundamental design. On one end, grips wrap around the arrow shaft and hold it steady. On the other end, some kind of hood protects the arrowheads, usually with soft foam or fabric on the inside. There is nothing between the grips and the hood except for the shaft or shafts that connect them and the mounting mechanism.

Most bow mounted quivers are for the compound bow vs recurve, but there are a few for recurves as well.

If you choose a bow mounted quiver, be sure to tune your bow with the quiver attached, because it may shoot differently without the quiver.

Hip Quivers

Hip Quiver

Hip quivers are essentially sacks that hang off your waist where you can stash your arrows. They’re simple and easy to use, like putting on a belt.

Some hip quivers basically are full belts themselves with buckles or other fasteners to tie them around your waist. Others are simpler and just have loops you can use to attach them to your own belt or pants.

Many modern hip quivers also have pockets and pouches where you can store other things like your finger tabs or wrist guard. Think of them like archery fanny packs.

Back Quivers

Back Quiver

Back quivers are the classical Robin-Hood-style models. They loop around one shoulder and under the other arm, allowing the quiver to hang off your back. To nock an arrow, you just reach behind your head and pull one out. When compared to the other two, back quivers can hold a lot of arrows.

Back quivers are primarily used by traditional archers that choose recurve bows. Some even make their own quivers and use native wood to make their own bows.

Things To Consider When Choosing A Quiver

Quiver Type

Certain quiver types are better suited to certain archery activities.

These days bow-mounted quivers are by far the most popular type used for bow hunting for two reasons. One, they’re stable with nothing rattling around and making noise. Two, since they attach to the bow, they’re easier to transport out into the woods. 

On the other hand, hip quivers are convenient options for shooting at archery targets on the range because you can take them on and off so easily and store other items you need. Specifically, they make good off-season quivers when you’re practicing for the hunting season.

Finally, as you might guess, back quivers tend to be for archery enthusiasts, role players, etc. They’re a lot of fun and hold a lot of ammunition so you don’t have to keep walking to and from the target.

Despite all this, though, the most important thing you should consider is your personal taste and the type of bow you will be shooting. People used to hunt with back quivers all the time. If you want to, give it a shot.

Arrow Capacity

When it comes to bow-mounted quivers, your capacity options basically range from three to six. Frankly, you don’t need anything more than this for most hunting applications. You really don’t need any more than two.

If you miss your first shot, your hunt is basically over. Your quarry isn’t going to wait around for you to nock another arrow, and the commotion is going to scare off other animals for the rest of the day at least. You might only need a second arrow if your first wounds the animal and you prefer to use a second to deal that ethical, lethal blow.

Still, many hunters like to have a few extra for those blue moons when everything I just said is wrong. Plus, there are a couple situations when you’d want more hunting arrows. For example, maybe you’re going on a week-long hunting trip on horseback through the South Dakota Badlands. Or maybe you’re hunting with friends or family and are carrying the arrows for everyone. Then it makes sense to go up to six.

Of course, if you aren’t hunting, your arrow capacity needs may be different. At the range, having more arrow capacity is convenient because it saves you trips to the target to retrieve your arrows. A lot of target shooters go for hip or back quivers that can hold 10 or even 20 arrows.

Right Handed or Left Handed

If you’re looking for a bow-mounted quiver, you have to take your handedness into consideration. That’s because the quiver will mount on one side of the bow or the other, and you won’t be able to hold the bow on the side where the quiver is attached.

It will all depend on whether you have a left or right handed bow.

Nowadays, the majority of bow-mounted quivers are actually adjustable to work for both hands. Especially if you’re left-handed, it’s wise to check for this feature beforehand or buy a specifically left-handed quiver.

Weight

The weight of a bow-mounted quiver is a major concern. 

First of all, too much weight will make it difficult to hold the bow steady for long periods of time. When bowhunting, it’s common to have a quarry come into range but not yet be positioned correctly for a good shot. You may raise your bow and have to hold it for a minute or two. I don’t care how often you go to the gym, that’s going to tire out your shoulder.

Second of all, quivers naturally change the weight distribution of the bow by putting more weight on one side than the other. If it’s too much, it can create torque that throws the arrow off course, decreasing your accuracy. 

Lighter weight is pretty much always better for bow-mounted quivers.

Is It Quiet?

The target archer doesn’t care how much noise they make when they shoot. They could yell if they wanted to, and some probably do. For hunters, though, it’s a different story. Reducing noise from your bow and accessories is paramount to your success.

Even a little noise when you take a shot can make the difference between a successful hunt and going home empty handed. Unlike a bullet, an arrow doesn’t travel faster than sound. If the shot is loud, the quarry may hear it and start to run. They won’t be able to get far, just an inch or two, but that could be the difference between a fatal shot and flesh wound.

A quiver adds a lot more material to your bow that can vibrate when you take a shot, thereby making noise. To prevent this, it at least needs to be stable and firmly attached to the bow. Some quivers even have features like integrated dampeners that also help limit noise.

Can You Shoot With It Attached To Your Bow?

While you can certainly take off a bow-mounted quiver once you get to your tree stand, being able to shoot with the quiver on is a big convenience. That’s simply because you can quickly grab a second arrow if you need it. While it doesn’t happen often, your first shot may wound and shock a quarry, and you need a second as fast as possible to complete the kill before it escapes.

Most modern bow-mounted quivers can be shot while attached to your bow, but it’s worth checking first. Once you do have your quiver attached, you need to practice shooting with it on the bow a few times before you hit the woods since the weight of the bow will be different. 

Will Your Bow Fit In Your Bow Case With The Quiver Attached?

This is a question that you should consider when you are buying a bow case. You need to choose the best bow case that you can find that will also fit your quiver. 

Some bow cases do not have room for a quiver and probably should not be on your list. 

Final Thoughts

Quivers are arguably the most important accessory for any archer and is mandatory gear for the bow hunter. When it comes to the modern quiver market, I can’t say enough about the Trophy Ridge Hex Light. However, all of these 14 quiver models stand out above the rest and make great options depending on your personal needs.

Now it is time for you to pick one, grab your compound bow  and bow release, or recurve bow and start practicing!

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